A car bomb attack this morning in North Sinai killed at least 11 Egyptian security personnel and wounded more than 35. The attack, one of the bloodiest since the overthrow of the Morsi regime in early July, targeted a convoy of buses transporting security personnel from Rafah to Cairo.

In response to the attack, army spokesman Ahmed Ali said on his Facebook page that “[t]he precious blood of our sons strengthens our resolve to cleanse Egypt and shield its sons from violence and treacherous terrorism.” According to Al Ahram, “[t]roops and Apache helicopters have been combing the area for the perpetrators.” […]